Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy Bunny Year!

Hello my's a day to celebrate! Happy Lunar New Year or as I call it...Year of the Rabbit.

I'm ready to celebrate. My apartment is clean, I'm not wearing black (my sister will be shocked), I'm planning a nice meal revolving around noodles to promote longevity and will probably have an orange too. And my dad even gave me a Macy's gift card yesterday! It's not cash in a red envelope but hey, it's close enough. The gift card is red. I'm considering that lucky too since he knows nothing about Lunar New Year or how to celebrate it. I need as much luck as I can get, you know?!

Let's see who else is going to celebrate for sure. Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway. I hope that new commenters continue to comment. I may whine but I don't bite. Promise!

So the results...I don't know how you get the photo on the blog. Do you have to be a paying customer? Anyways, here is the shortened list...

There were 56 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. 9. Mainely Stitching
  2. 40. Maureen
  3. 2. Danielle
  4. 43. Pat Matejcek
  5. 18. Blu
  6. 20. Sally
  7. 10. Mel
  8. 15. Cath
  9. 51. Linda
  10. 22. Catherine

The winner is Barbara of Mainely Stitching! Barbara, please shoot me an email with your snail mail address. Congratulations!


There's more stuff to talk about. Today is the New Moon so it's time to show my TUSAL jar. Compared to my last report...where it was empty...there's been much improvement. I've been stitching my little heart out.
Yes, I am getting my money out of my pumpkin pincushion! It makes me happy to see it so I've left it out way beyond Autumn. You can click the photo to see my orts up close...little orts from Mary, Snow Garden, my Angel ornie and the BBD pincushion so it's a hodgepodge of colors.

I also got some nice packages in the mail that resulted in this...
I got my fabric shears back from Gingher. I'm impressed! There and back in 2 weeks all for the small fee of $7.50 for sharpening. Much less than taking it to the local shop! So I can get to my finishing soon. May not happen this weekend since it's getting full but maybe the weekend after. I also got my order from Shakepeare Peddler. I signed up for their Fabric of the Month so I received a fat quarter of Examplar which will come in handy for sure. I also ordered a Stitcher's Pack to see what that's all about. I'm about 50% on this...there are some cute colors for smalls but not sure about half of the little cuts. Will have to see if I can find what ornies to stitch on them. I also ordered a copy of A Sampler Enthusiants Book of Days Calendar after seeing this on Michelle's blog. I think it will be a good way for me to keep apprised of what I stitched on what day...especially seeing as how scattered I've been lately. So happy mail too!

Well, almost time for my bunny year dinner! Happy Bunny Year to you!

Until next time...


gracie said...

love the assortment in your packages....I love that adorable pumpkin!

Anonymous said...

Your pumpkin pin cushion is adorable. Congrats on the ort jar filling up. That's always a good sign.

Carol said...

Congratulations to Barbara!

I like your pack of fabrics, Valerie--will have to check that out at Shakespeare Peddler. Cute little calendar, too. A little package in the mail is always a spirit lifter :)

Happy Lunar New Year!

Mel said...

Congratulations, Barbara!

As for a pic of the results, I use a freeware app called Gadwin PrintScreen and just take a screen capture of it which I can then post.

Catherine said...

Congratulations to Barbara!!

Those fabrics look good to me - I'm sure you'll find something lovely to stitch on them!

Hope this Bunny Year brings you much happiness!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

So happy to hear the joy in your note! Congrats on getting some stitching done and happy bunny year to you. I'll have to check out the calendar. I missed it on Melanies blog, somehow.

Margaret said...

Happy Lunar New Year! :D Congrats to the winner! I love that pumpkin pincushion -- you should definitely leave it out all year IMO! Nice stash of fabric for sure! And Gingher -- that's nice to know about their sharpening service. I should find my old shears and get in touch with them.

Elaine said...

Congratulations to Barbara!
Love your fabrics and the calender book sounds a great idea.
Happy Bunny year!

mainely stitching said...

You must've posted after I made my round of blog-reading last night. Oh my gosh, I'm all aquiver with excitement! :D :D :D

I also ordered the stitcher's pack and am really pleased with it, but I am such a fan of Lakeside Linens that I'd probably be happy even if I got 12 shades of pink, LOL!

Michelle said...

I'm so in love with that pumpkin!! And you will love that Book of Days. It was fun to look back over January and see what I stitched on!

Melissa said...

Happy Bunny Year, Valerie! Congrats to Barbara!

Pumpkin said...

Waaaahhhhh! I didn't win :o( Congrats to Barb though ;o)

Yummy stash!

Ziggyeor said...

Cute pincushion and ort container. Lots of pretty fabric!

Happy Bunny Year!

Lois said...

What nice fabrics to add to your stash. Happy bunny year!

Sally said...

Congratulations Barbara!

Lovely fabrics.

Daffycat said...

So many ORTs in your jar now! An awesome update!

I've never been able to figure out that darn RNG photo thingy either. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Natalia said...

Valerie, how come I missed your give away???? Oh yeah, because I am way behind on my reader !!! LOL !!! Congratulations to the winner.

Nice package of fabrics. I am doing Shakespeare's Peddler's fabric of the month too !!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Chinese New Year!

I love your ort jar and the pumpkin is great who says we have to put them away once winter starts?

great new fabbies

Carol R said...

Congratulations to Barbara.
Pretty fabrics!

Julie said...

Nice stash, your pumpkin is always a pleasure to see it's so cute!